Principles of X-ray crystallography by Li-ling Ooi

Principles of X-ray crystallography

byLi-ling Ooi

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X-ray crystallography has long been a powerful tool in the elucidation of the three-dimensional structures of small molecules and macromolecules. Yet, despite its power, it is a technically challenging subject which those new to the technique often find daunting. Principles of X-ray crystallography provides a clear, succinct guide to the three-dimensional world of molecules, which is perfect for anyone encountering the technique for the first time. Using a direct and simple writing voice, and enriching the text with real examples, diagrams, exercises, andactivities, it seeks to engage the reader in the challenge of visualizing three-dimensional structures, rather than daunting them with excessive theoretical detail. Drawing on valuable experience gained from teaching this subject to undergraduates, the author adopts a tutorial-type approach that leads the reader through key concepts in a carefully-structured and evenly-paced manner, providing the right level of detail to ensure clarity, without overwhelmingthem with information. With an understanding of three-dimensional structure being so central to the understanding of molecular function, Principles of X-ray crystallography is the perfect guide for anyone needing to gain a working insight into x-ray crystallography. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre accompanying Principles of X-ray Crystallography features: For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download* PowerPoint slide sets for each chapter For students:* A library of annotated web links* Datasets related to topics discussed in the book

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Dr Li-ling Ooi is a freelance science writer, having previously been a Lecturer in Structural Chemistry at the University of Bath, UK.

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Title:Principles of X-ray crystallographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:February 5, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199569045

ISBN - 13:9780199569045

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to the Method2. The Crystal Construct3. Symmetry Elements4. Space Groups5. Absences in Crystal Data6. Structure Solution7. Refining Crystal Data8. Publishing Crystal Data

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"A very useful text book (that) covers all the fundamental aspects of a modern crystallography course in a way that will appeal to undergraduates." --Professor Paul R. Raithby, University of Bath